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Traditional Irish music is a full body experience: the upbeat tempos compel you to dance a jig, clap your hands and join in. And that's what traditional Irish music is all about, joining in and having the craic (fun).

Headliner helps you source and book great musicians, bands and DJs for your wedding, party or corporate event. Find and hire local Irish bands for your event.

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    • BlackRock Ceilidh

      Band act for hire
      Evanton, United Kingdom
      Formed around a fire in our local pub sessions 12 years ago the band has grown to a very busy and successful group playing Weddings, festivals, celebrations , parties, corporate functions, galas and pub/ hotel venues. We performed over 80 bookings & were chosen to contribute to a Channel 5 ...
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      Fee from £640
    • Carbon Copy Wedding Band

      Band act for hire
      Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Carbon copy are a 4 piece covers band from central Scotland that offers a service that is second to none. The lad’s ONLY aim is for all clients that book them to have exactly what they want when they want it. If your event has to be a modern upbeat party or whether you need it to have the old ...
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      Fee from £1000 (1 more option)
    • Ceilidh With Us

      Band act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      * Welcome to the Ceilidh With Us Experience * - A client-tailored service with a personal touch. We're bringing Ceilidh back and we're up for the craic! So with our caller (or without) come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out with us - Ceilidh style. Bookings ...
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      Fee from £805 (7 more options)
    • Miracle Cure

      Band act for hire
      Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
      Miracle Cure is a classy covers band with a huge repertoire and the experience to know what to play and when. They perform rock/pop/funk/Indie and Irish music and cut their teeth on the Irish pub curcuit (not for the faint hearted that!) as a result of which they are able to provide an Irish set ...
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      Fee from £950
    • Absolute

      Band act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Absolute is a 5 to 7 piece party band with an ever growing repertoire of Rock, Pop, Irish, Indie, Soul and Funk classics. The band offer a choice of diverse sets that makes the show enjoyable and fun for all age groups and music lovers of all genres. In the absolute set there is guaranteed to be ...
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      Fee from £1600
    • The Stowes

      Trio act for hire
      Padstow, United Kingdom
      The Stowes are a Celtic Music trio from Cornwall, who play a powerful mix of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk music. Armed with traditional acoustic instruments, they can deliver a driving, energetic performance whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of folk music. With a scintillating ...
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      Fee from £450
    • The Ceilidh Circle

      London, United Kingdom
      We are an energetic Ceilidh dance band from North London. We play a range of Scottish, Irish and English reels, jigs and everything in between! We are passionate about the music we play and the dances we call and want to make your event memorable!
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    • Mandolin Monday

      Band act for hire
      High Street, United Kingdom
      “Very Folk, very raw, very Irish and slightly pirate” Hughey Dixon, Hayes FM Keith (Keyboards), Andrew (Mandolin and Guitar), Chris (Guitar) and Paul (Mandolin and Tin Whistles) look forward to entertaining you with our eclectic range of folk, Irish, country and rock music. Familiar tunes ...
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      Fee from £950 (1 more option)
    • Lisa Canny

      Solo act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Born and bred in County Mayo, Ireland, Lisa Canny is a notably talented musician - 7 time All-Ireland harp and banjo champion of her home nation; best known for her enchanting covers and sold out live performances. Crowned UK 'Future Music’s' Songwriting Champion 2016, Canny is gifted with ...
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      Fee from £1000 (1 more option)
    • PerKelt

      Band act for hire
      London, United Kingdom
      Celtic Medieval Speed Folk. This band plays fast, with the skills, energy and synergy unrivalled among other bands in the genre. Touring all over the Europe with a big success at festivals like CastleFest in Holland, or headlining the Medieval Festival of England in the past. Haunting vocals and ...
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      Fee from £1400 (2 more options)
    • Cheesecake

      Band act for hire
      Guildford, United Kingdom
      Irish fiddle / rock violin for jigs, reels, ceilidh dancing, and tons of mainstream dance floor party music too. Rock your night with a really fun party band. We have played a vast variety of events, from large crowds at Saracen's Rugby events and racecourse headline slots at Sandown and ...
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      Fee from £1300
    • Cruel Sister

      Band act for hire
      Leicester, United Kingdom
      The celtic/traditional folk band, CRUEL SISTER play a wide variety of venues from small pub gigs to weddings, barn dances and open-air festivals. Playing live is what we do best, and our mix of songs and tunes will be guaranteed to get people up and dancing! We can provide full PA if ...
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      Fee from £350

    HEADLINER'S IRISH BANDS

    One thing you can count on is the movement of time, days, months, and years. You can also count on the occurrence of special occasions, events, parties, celebrations, and ceremonies along the way.

    Just think, there are milestones to celebrate such as a 21st birthday, a 50th wedding anniversary, the day one actually gets married, and/or the day one graduates university. Aside from milestones, there are holiday parties, feel-good backyard gatherings, professional engagements and corporate events (i.e. festivals, fundraisers, fairs), fancy galas, family reunions, intimate dinners, and more.

    All of these instances have one thing in common – inviting and booking live entertainment and performers enhance them all. Hiring local Irish bands not only boosts attendance or increase donations at fundraisers, they also keep guests entertained.

    We've all attended uninspiring, boring events, at least once or twice in our lives. And, we've all likely said to ourselves, "It was a cool event, but the only thing missing was some type of entertainment."

    While having fun is the easy part, trying to hire a Irish band has been a stressful and difficult process for some time. From having the time to research acts and sending emails to negotiating terms and prices, securing live entertainment was once an overwhelming task.

    That was until Headliner.io was launched.

    With a vision to make booking live entertainment simpler and more accessible, Headliner was launched in June 2015. Essentially, Headliner is an online marketplace that connects world-class artists with event professionals and bookers looking to hire a Irish band.

    Being seasoned music industry professionals and understanding the plight of musicians, along with having experienced the challenging consumer side of trying to book wedding Irish bands for their special day, the founders incorporated two major components to benefit both sides:

    1. An in-house team that conducts a stringent and continuous vetting and review process to ensure quality musicians and performers.
    2. Permitting musicians to manage their own bookings, from start to finish, allowing them to earn a sustainable living doing what they do best, as well as control their own careers.

    Gone are the days of sifting through pages of search results, missed phone calls, delayed emails, and bad contracts. Simply put, Headliner has eased the task of hiring Irish bands for parties, special events, ceremonies, or other occasions requiring live entertainment.

    Headliner's streamlined process for finding a Irish band for hire, to them actually showing up to your event, starts with a simple artist search.

    Bookers can either search the 'Artists of the week', which is presented on the search page or use the 'Refine Your Search' feature to find and narrow down an exact match by using the following search criteria: event location, event date, price range, act name, performance type, genres, and event types.

    For those who take to Google to search "how to hire a Irish band near me" or "Irish bands near me", need to search no further. Searching on Headliner, anyone can zero-in on specific locations to find the acts they are looking for.

    Throughout the searching process, bookers have the ability to click on any musician profile to acquire more information. From bios, videos of them in action, and their preferred event types to learning their specializations, listening to their music, and viewing their availability calendar. It's never been easier to hire a Irish band.

    Bookers can also use the ‘Wish List' feature to curate a collection of their favorite Headliner acts. Whether used to organize choices to make a final decision or to simply revisit profiles, creating a list of potential acts will definitely come in handy.

    All carefully vetted, musicians can be messaged directly through the platform, with details of your event. A free no-obligation quote can be requested as well (no booking fees); responses are typically received within 48 hours.

    Once a decision has been made to book a Irish band, the act can be confirmed by paying the requested deposit through a safe and secure booking system. As an added bonus, all payments are held in an escrow account, only to be released to the musician 48 hours after the event. This is to ensure 100% satisfaction.

    In addition, Headliner invites all frequent bookers to sign up for the Reward Scheme program. Refer friends, family, or colleagues to Headliner and receive cash back and/or vouchers when they make their first booking.

    Lastly, Headliner offers an exclusive concierge service, "H", which is a premium specialist service connecting agencies, brands, and event planners directly to global talent.

    With a mixture of backgrounds in events, music journalism and performance, design, marketing, web development, and tech, the Headliner team prides itself on being the go-to online platform to find and hire the best in live entertainment – that's simple, affordable, and reliable, no matter the type of event.

    All in all, Headliner.io is the answer for all of your live entertainment booking needs.

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